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posted: 7/25/2011 7:00 PM

Images: Cleaning up the mess from weekend flooding

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Mike Donner of Mount Prospect clears out some of the flood damage to his basement.
  Mike Donner of Mount Prospect clears out some of the flood damage to his basement.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Donner, right, and his son Thomas, continue to clean up from the damage to their home in Mount Prospect. Flood waters in their basement reached the ceiling.
  Donner, right, and his son Thomas, continue to clean up from the damage to their home in Mount Prospect. Flood waters in their basement reached the ceiling.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Donner contemplates the flood damage which has completely gutted his basement.
  Donner contemplates the flood damage which has completely gutted his basement.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Mike Donner stands in his basement family room looking at a light fixture that actually caught fire when the couch floated up to the ceiling and broke it.
  Mike Donner stands in his basement family room looking at a light fixture that actually caught fire when the couch floated up to the ceiling and broke it.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Donner shows where the water filled his basement to the ceiling.
  Donner shows where the water filled his basement to the ceiling.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Donner shows one of the window wells that got blown out by the water rushing into Mike Donner's basement.
  Donner shows one of the window wells that got blown out by the water rushing into Mike Donner's basement.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Donner points to where the street and sidewalk became a raging river that flowed through his window wells and into the basement during the storm Sunday morning.
  Donner points to where the street and sidewalk became a raging river that flowed through his window wells and into the basement during the storm Sunday morning.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Mike Donner of Mount Prospect stands in the ruins of his basement.
  Mike Donner of Mount Prospect stands in the ruins of his basement.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Flood damage debris piles up in front of a home on Rammer Avenue in Mount Prospect.
  Flood damage debris piles up in front of a home on Rammer Avenue in Mount Prospect.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
COURTESY OF MONICA DONNER
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
COURTESY OF MONICA DONNER
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
COURTESY OF MONICA DONNER
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
Rain water flooded the street along S. Phelps Avenue in Arlington Heights on Saturday.
COURTESY OF MONICA DONNER